Community and Technical College Admission Requirements

  • Contact your high school counselor, Career Center specialist, or the school itself for more information. See also Alternative Credits, Running Start.

    Steps to enroll:

    1. Visit the “How To Get Started” page at the Washington State Board for Community and Technical Colleges website at to submit an application.
    2. Take the COMPASS test. The COMPASS test measures Reading, Writing and Math skills. Placement in appropriate classes is determined by the colleges. A fee will be charged.
    3. Have official grade transcripts sent from all other colleges attended, the high school where the student attended and/or the school granting the General Educational Development (GED).


    Students who wish to participate in Intercollegiate Athletics (NCAA Division I, II, or III, NAIA, NJCAA, or NWAACC) must meet the specific eligibility requirements which are listed in the links provided below. Refer to your athletic director, coach, and/or school counselor for assistance and any additional information.

    National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)

    National Junior College Athletic Association (NJCAA)

    National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

    Northwest Athletic

    It is highly recommended that students consult individual college catalogs for admission requirements.